Early Longines Chronographs, Including The Legendary 13ZN

Early Longines Chronographs, Including The Legendary 13ZN

Postby koimaster » June 21st 2016, 9:14am

Wednesday January 27, 2016

PH Zhou is a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studies economics and computer science. He is a devoted enthusiast of vintage watches – in particular early- to mid-20th-century chronographs.

When we talk about vintage chronograph movements, there are many deserving of our attention – from the relatively common Valjoux 72 that powers anything from a Rolex Daytona to a Gallet Multichron 12, to the exceedingly rare and complicated Caliber 13-130 that resides in a Patek 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. However, as much as it is a sin to claim this for the latter, neither of the two movements we just mentioned are truly "in-house," since the Caliber 13-130 is still ultimately based on a Valjoux ebauche. In fact, the number of companies that produced both watches and movements were few and far between.



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